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Branford Sports

Sports • Published April 11, 2021 10:11 p.m.

Hornets Drop a Few Contests During First Week of Spring Season

BaseballThe Branford baseball team started off the 2021 spring season by hosting Amity for a game on April 10. Head Coach Stephen Malafronte’s team took a 12-1 loss...

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Sports • Published April 04, 2021 09:31 p.m.

Young Hornets See Great Growth on the Court

The Branford girls’ basketball team came into the 2021 campaign featuring eight freshmen on a roster of 11 of players. While his club may have been young and inexperienced, Head Coach Rob...

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Sports • Published March 29, 2021 02:54 a.m.

Branford Boys’ Hoops Loses to Lyman Hall in SCC Semifinals

After notching seven victories during the regular season, the Branford boys’ basketball team won its first game in the SCC Division II Tournament to advance to a semifinal matchup against...

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Sports • Published March 21, 2021 03:20 p.m.

Branford Boys’ Hoops Advances to SCC Semis; Boys’ Hockey Loses in Quarterfinals

Boys’ BasketballThe Branford boys’ basketball squad lost to East Haven in its regular-season finale and then notched a win against Guilford in an SCC Division ...

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Sports • Published March 15, 2021 02:31 a.m.

Hornets’ Hockey Returns, Earns Win Versus North Branford; Boys’ Hoops Claims Road Victory Over Career

Boys’ Ice HockeyAfter spending a few weeks in quarantine, the Branford boys’ hockey team returned to the ice to play a pair of games last week. The Hornets...

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Sports • Published March 14, 2021 08:33 p.m.

Hornets Finish Regular Season by Earning a Split Versus Career

The Branford girls’ basketball team closed out its regular season by playing a two-game home-and-away series against Career last week. After losing the first game, the Hornets bounced back...

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Sports • Published March 14, 2021 02:04 p.m.

CIAC Announces Spring Sports Plan, Potential Summer Series for Football and Wrestling

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) held a Board of Control meeting on March 10 and subsequently made a couple of announcements that will affect how the high school sports...

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Sports • Published March 07, 2021 09:46 p.m.

Branford Boys’ Hoops Makes it Five-Straight Wins; Girls’ Hoops Drops a Few Contests

Boys’ BasketballThe Branford boys’ basketball team recorded two more victories last week to boost its record to 6-2 on the season. The Hornets have now won...

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Sports • Published March 01, 2021 03:07 p.m.

Branford Girls’ Hoops Earns Win Versus Guilford; Boys’ Hockey Sees Season Put on Pause

Girls’ BasketballThe Branford girls’ basketball team moved to 1-3 on the year after gaining a split of two recent matchups. The Hornets earned a win against...

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Sports • Published Feb. 28, 2021 10:16 p.m.

Hornets Sweep Week by Earning Three Victories

The Branford boys’ basketball team was looking to gain some momentum after having lost its last two games entering last week’s action. The Hornets did exactly that by winning all...

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Sports • Published Feb. 21, 2021 05:41 p.m.

Hornets Take Some Losses on the Week

Girls’ BasketballThe Branford girls’ basketball team lost a road game against Mercy last week to put its record at 0-2 on the year.On Feb. 15, Branford ...

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Sports • Published Feb. 20, 2021 03:04 p.m.

CIAC Allows Three More Sports for Winter Season; Spring Games Slated to Start April 10

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) made some major announcements regarding the status high school sports in the upcoming weeks. The CIAC added a couple of sports to its...

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Sports • Published Feb. 14, 2021 08:45 p.m.

Branford Boys’ Hoops Routs Hamden in Opener; Girls Take a Close Loss

Boys’ BasketballThe Branford boys’ basketball team opened up the 2021 season by playing a pair of road games during the first week of play. The Hornets...

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Sports • Published Feb. 08, 2021 12:51 a.m.

Hurlburt Praises Seniors for Taking Branford to the Next Level

With the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) having canceled the winter wrestling season, the six seniors on this year’s Branford wrestling team will be unable to compete ...

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Sports • Published Jan. 25, 2021 03:30 a.m.

Hornets Looking to Make the Most of Their Ice Time

The Branford boys’ hockey squad won’t get to play for a state title this winter, but the good news is that the Hornets will still get an opportunity to play. And they’re going ...

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Sports • Published Jan. 16, 2021 01:50 p.m.

CIAC Approves Plan for Modified Winter Sports Season

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) has approved a plan for a modified winter sports season to begin with practices this week and games during the second week of February....

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Sports • Published Jan. 09, 2021 12:52 p.m.

Hornets Hoping to Hit the Court This Winter

Head Coach Rob Manghnani and the athletes on the Branford girls’ basketball team are wishing for an opportunity compete this winter. As they await final word from the CIAC on the 2021...

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Sports • Published Jan. 09, 2021 12:52 p.m.

CIAC Approves Mitigating Strategies for Winter Sports, Practices Still Scheduled to Start on Jan. 19

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) held a Board of Control meeting last week and, although no final decisions on a potential winter season were made, the tentative plan to...

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Sports • Published Jan. 04, 2021 01:19 p.m.

Branford Boys’ Soccer Sees Success in Unusual Season

The Branford boys’ soccer team was forced to both start and finish its 2020 season in quarantine. However, despite all the challenges brought forth by COVID-19, the Hornets still had a...

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Sports • Published Dec. 28, 2020 12:58 a.m.

2020 Branford Sports Year in Review

There were a few championships to be had for Branford in 2020. The Branford dance team continued its winning tradition at states, while the boys’ ice hockey squad defended its conference...

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Sports • Published Dec. 28, 2020 12:58 a.m.

2020: A Look at the Twists and Turns of Local Sports

2020 was truly a year like no other, and life in the sports world was certainly no exception. Both close to home and around the world, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic had a huge impact on...

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Sports • Published Dec. 21, 2020 02:35 p.m.

Hornets Handled Themselves Well During Challenging Year

Throughout the 2020 season, the athletes on Branford’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams had to deal with a variety of schedule changes and quarantine procedures. While...

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Sports • Published Dec. 05, 2020 10:32 p.m.

Hornets Overcome Challenges to Become an SCC Contender

The Branford girls’ soccer team played through the 2020 season while adhering to the motto of, “It if doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” With that...

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Sports • Published Nov. 20, 2020 02:47 a.m.

Branford Field Hockey Sees Success with Young Team

The Branford field hockey team featured one of the youngest squads in the Southern Connecticut Conference with just two seniors on its roster this fall. However, Head Coach Pete Frye viewed the...

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Sports • Published Nov. 18, 2020 06:41 p.m.

CIAC Moves Start of Winter Sports to Jan. 19

With the 2020 fall season now complete, athletes and coaches around the state are anxiously waiting to see if their teams will compete during the winter season, although it won’t be for a...

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